Students' Union

Abbie Hutchinson

The Role

As the lead representative of the Students' Union, the President has a unique responsibility in representing all students across campus. As chair of the Trustee Board and a member of the highest level committees of the University, the President leads on representing students on key issues with the University, nationally and in the community. From lobbying the University to provide free sanitary items across campus to overseeing divestment from fossil fuels, the role leads on impactful positive change which benefits the student body. In recent years, the President has also co-launched new campaigns such as Decolonising NCL & Divestment from Fossil Fuels.

About Me

Hi everyone! I came to Newcastle in 2015 for my BA History & back again in 2020 to study my MSc in Global Public Health. Having experienced being an UG, a confused graduate and PG, I feel motivated to improve the entire Uni experience, including the Newcastle community beyond graduation. This past year's been really tough (for some people more than others) & I want to make this next year the social, memorable time that all students deserve to experience! The overarching vision for me is for our campus to be a vibrant, welcoming, inclusive, and sustainable place whereby we can all thrive both academically and personally.

My Aims

Prioritise your social experience.

Advocate for student mental health and well-being.

Create a graduate support program.

Commit to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion as an underpinning principle to policy.

Continue work on Decolonise NCL.

Lobby and campaign to change cultures and improve student safety.

Welcome students back to campus!


My Updates

Find out what I've been up to this year.


Sabbatical Officers
NUSU Stands in Solidarity with Refugees and Asylum Seekers

We at NUSU are deeply concerned about the devastating situation in Afghanistan and know it is very distressing for many of our students. As a community, we are reaching out to express our support for welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Newcastle and believe this should be the case across Newcastle and the UK.

Sabbatical Officers
A welcome message from your new Sabbatical Officer team!

Hear for the first time from your new Officers!

Newcastle University Students' Union
A final farewell from your 2020-21 Sabbatical Officers!

From your Sabbatical Officer team 2020/21....what a year!

Newcastle University Students' Union
Officer Statement: Addressing the recent violence in Palestine

For students who are feeling vulnerable, please know that we take hate crime very seriously and have a zero-tolerance approach.

Newcastle University Students' Union
Welcoming the introduction of Newcastle University's Safety Net Policy

This article outlines the current discussions and decisions made in recent weeks around the issue of a Safety Nets at Newcastle University.

Newcastle University Students' Union
Challenging the Russell Group's decision to rule out No Detriment policies

Your SU President, along with and other officers from across the Russell Group wrote to them to express concerns over the No Detriment Policy statement released last week.